Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways

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Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways is a multi-year programme focused on the future of New Zealand’s research system. The programme seeks to start an open and wide-ranging conversation on a range of issues facing the research system, how these issues might be addressed, and how to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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Our research, science and innovation system has served Aotearoa New Zealand exceptionally well: from supporting our economy and society, to enhancing understanding of our natural world, helping us solve environmental challenges, and underpinning our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now need to consider how we best position our system for the future.

Green Paper and consultation

The Green Paper was the first step in the Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Programme, and signals the start of what will be a multi-year process.

Reference Group

The Te Ara Paerangi – Future Pathways Reference Group is an external group established in March 2021 to provide high-level strategic guidance to the MBIE Science Leadership Team on the Te Ara Paerangi’ programme.

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Last updated: 17 November 2022